SF: Police car hits on-foot officer, suspect, injuring both

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An unmarked San Francisco Police Department car struck and injured two people, a police officer and a suspect being pursued, the evening of Aug. 24 near a major Japantown intersection, police said.

At about 5:20 p.m. Aug. 24, plain-clothes police officers were chasing two car burglary suspects on foot near Geary Boulevard and Webster Street. Those officers called for backup, and officers in an unmarked SFPD car struck one of the police officers and one of the suspects near that intersection, police said.

The injured car burglary suspect was hospitalized Saturday night with life-threatening injuries, police said, and the police officer was being treated for less serious injuries.

After striking the two people, the unmarked police car veered into a bus stop shelter at Geary and Webster, damaging the structure but injuring no one else. It wasn’t clear the evening of Aug. 24 why the car crashed.

The second auto burglary suspect was caught and arrested, police said.

Geary Boulevard was closed between Webster and Gough as police investigated.

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